Chevalier College students have joined Black Dog Institute's 'Mullets for Mental Health' campaign.
The aim is to encourage people to shape and grow their mullet for the month of September, and raise much-needed funds for mental health research.
Suicide is the leading cause of death among Australians aged 15-44, and 60 per cent of Australians reporting symptoms of mental illness don't seek help.
Mullet for Mental Health will help drive real change through ground-breaking research into the early detection, prevention and treatment of common mental health disorders.
Two Year 10 boys from Chevalier College have stepped up to help boost awareness and funds for this important issue.
Jack Harris said he believed that, "now more than ever during the time of COVID-19, mental health campaigns and companies that are helping people with mental health are extremely important."
"This is especially due to the fact that rates of suicide and mental health issues have been rising at a rapid pace and funding for these companies is limited," he said.
To help Jack reach his goal, please go to: https://www.teamblackdog.org.au/fundraisers/jackharris/mulletsformentalhealth
Clancy O'Meley is getting behind it because, as he says, "everyone through these tough times has been experiencing a lot of struggle and stress."
"By donating to me you will be helping those in need of mental assistance," he said.
"It's okay to talk about it. Don't feel embarrassed about expressing yourself to others. It's better to speak out than to stay quiet.
"I have experienced some sort of struggle throughout these times, and it would be very much appreciated if you could donate to me for this cause."
To donate to Clancy's goal, please go to: https://www.teamblackdog.org.au/fundraisers/clancyomeley/mulletsformentalhealth
The college extends a big thank you to Kerrie from Kerrie's Cut and Dried in Springett's Arcade, Bowral, who generously donated her time to support this great initiative.
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